ghost note

A note that is fingered on a wind instrument but blown so lightly as to be inaudible; on a musical transcription, a note that may or may not be in the original.


Sliding or slurring from one note to the next quickly.


A repeated pattern in the rhythm section most common in funk playing; a repeated rhythm pattern that creates the dominant feel of a piece.


A riff played by the strings in a charanga, or the tres in a conjunto; also repeated horn lines (Latin).

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